One of the five animal welfare needs is having a suitable diet, one that will provide the essential nutrients for a healthy, happy life – but when food production in the UK and around the world is accelerating climate change and accentuating biodiversity loss, how can we move towards sustainable, high welfare, affordable diets for animals, and humans?
A question that we will attempt to answer during the “Environmental sustainability, diet and welfare session” at the AWF Discussion Forum on 6th June. This session, led by expert speakers, will be one of the three interactive debate sessions of the Forum. It will focus on human and animal diets and their implications for animal welfare in relation to sustainable food production and explore whether an effective balance between them is indeed within reach.
Meet the speakers for this session
Rob Percival – Head of Food Policy, Soil Association
Hillary Pearce – Associate Manager of Professional and Veterinary Affairs for UK and Ireland, Hill’s Pet Nutrition
Dave Ross – CEO, AgriEPI